There were no firm commitments, but the Ontario government promised Monday to consider a series of requests from a coalition of 150 parents, students and professionals lobbying for more health and educational supports for deaf children.
The group was pushing for provincewide standards in services for the estimated 5,000 Ontario children who are deaf or hard of hearing, and spent the day meeting with cabinet ministers and opposition politicians.
A study of more than 5,000 people in the United States aged 20 to 69 found that males were three times as likely to have noise-related hearing loss as women. The research was recently presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery in San Diego, California.
Occupational and recreational noise exposure, as well as service in the armed forces, are likely explanations for why men are at greater risk, said Dr. Hamid Djalilian of the University of California, Irvine, Medical Center, who collaborated on the research.
One in three adults in North America, or as many as 55 million people, suffer some degree of hearing loss in one or both ears, according to a study carried out by a team of scientists at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland.
Hearing aids ain’t what they used to be, that’s a fact.
Children and adults at risk of permanent hearing loss due to repeated exposure to loud music would turn down the sound or use ear protection if told to do so by a health care professional, a new Vanderbilt study performed in conjunction with MTV.com shows.